Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens) is an aggressive introduced species that spreads by both runners and seed. At Leaning Oaks it is more or less confined to the cultivated portions of the garden (despite my efforts) and to the lawn and other disturbed areas. Fortunately, most of our meadow is too dry for Creeping Buttercup to do very well. Contact with the sap of this species can cause skin blisters, so weeding this out wearing gloves is a good idea. There is a cultivar with a yellow variegated leaf called "Buttered Popcorn" - however, it is just as invasive as the wild type and worth avoiding.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.